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in Verse and prose, that have been written by the moderns on this " ground work,
they do but hackney the same thoughts over again, " making them still more trite.
Most of their pieces are nothing but " a pert, insipid heap of common place.
Studious he fate, with all his books around, Sinking from thought to thought, a
vast profound ! Plung'd for his fense, but found no bottom there ; Then writ, and
flounder'd on, in mere despair. 115 He roll'd his eyes that witness'd huge dismay,
... here and there, without that order and method which Mr. Philips observes,
whose whole third Pastoral is an instance how well he hath studied the fifth of
Virgil, and how judiciously reduced Virgil's thoughts to the standard of Pastoral ;
as his ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lizpatanders - LibraryThing
On the whole, I did enjoy reading this poem, although I found it very difficult to read. I've heard before that it's very hard to comprehend the first time around, and I would have to agree. Although ... Read full review